Georgia State Route 47

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State Route 47 marker

State Route 47
Route information
Maintained by GDOT
Length: 83.9 mi[1] (135.0 km)
Major junctions
West end: US 278 / SR 12 in Crawfordville

US 78 Bus. / SR 10 Bus. / SR 17 Bus. in Washington
US 78 / SR 10 / SR 17 in Washington
US 378 / SR 43 in Lincolnton
US 221 / SR 104 / SR 150 in Pollards Corner

I‑20 south of Appling
US 78 / US 278 / SR 10 in Harlem
East end: US 1 / US 221 / SR 4 in Wrens
Counties: Taliaferro, Wilkes, Lincoln, Columbia, McDuffie, Jefferson
Highway system
  • Georgia State Routes
SR 46 SR 48

State Route 47 (SR 47) is an 83.9-mile-long (135.0 km) arc-shaped state highway that runs through portions of Taliaferro, Wilkes, Lincoln, Columbia, McDuffie, and Jefferson counties in the east-central part of the U.S. state of Georgia. The route connects Crawfordville and Wrens, via Washington and Harlem.

Route description[edit]

SR 47 begins at an intersection with US 278/SR 12 (Broad Street) in Crawfordville, within Taliaferro County. SR 47 runs parallel with US 278/SR 12 for about 1 mile (1.6 km). It head east-northeast to the town of Sharon, where it meets the northern terminus of SR 269 (Barnett Road SE). At this intersection, SR 47 turns to head to the north-northeast. It travels through rural areas of the county and crosses into Wilkes County. A few miles farther is a bridge over the Little River. The highway continues to the north-northeast and enters Washington. It intersects US 78 Business/SR 10 Business (Robert Toombs Avenue). The three routes head concurrently to the east. At an intersection with Poplar Drive, SR 17 Business joins the concurrency and all four head southeast. They intersect US 78/SR 10/SR 17 (Thomson Road), as well as US 378. At this intersection, all of the business routes end, US 378 begins, and SR 47 heads concurrent along US 378. Less than 1,000 feet (300 m) later, US 378/SR 47 meet the northern terminus of SR 47 Connector (Thomson Road). Then, they travel through rural areas of the county before crossing into Lincoln County. In Lincolnton, they intersect SR 43. At this intersection, US 378/SR 43 head north-northeast on Washington Street, while SR 43/SR 47 head east on Elm Avenue. Just over 1,000 feet (300 m) later, SR 43 splits off to the southeast, while SR 47 continues to the east. It curves to the southeast and intersects SR 220 before crossing over Little on the Price–Legg Bridge and entering Columbia County. At the county line, it takes on the Washington Road name. After a southerly jog, they continue to the southeast, skirting along the western edge of Pointes West Army Resort. Then, they cross over Kegg Creek on the Major Byron S. McGuire Sr. Memorial Bridge, just before skirting along the southwestern edge of Wildwood Park. Just over 1 mile (1.6 km) later, the roadway enters Pollards Corner. There, they intersect with SR 150 (Cobbham Road). SR 47/SR 150/Washington Road travel concurrently for one block. At an intersection with U.S. Route 221 (US 221), SR 47 splits off to travel concurrent with US 221 south, while SR 150 splits off to travel concurrent with US 221 north. Just before entering Appling, the two roads curve to the south. They pass through Appling and meet the western terminus of SR 232 (Columbia Road). Farther to the south is an interchange with Interstate 20 (I-20, Carl Sanders Highway) and an intersection with SR 223 (Wrightsboro Road). The highway continues to the south and intersects US 78/US 278/SR 10 (Milledgeville Road) in Harlem. They curve to the south-southwest before entering McDuffie County. The concurrency begins to parallel the western edges of Fort Gordon and curve to the southwest. They pass through rural areas of the county, and curve back to the south-southwest, before entering Jefferson County. After leaving the Fort Gordon area they continue in a mostly southern routing and enter Wrens. On the northeastern edge of town, they intersect US 1/SR 4 (North Main Street). At this intersection, SR 47 ends and US 221 turns to the right to follow US 1/SR 4 into the main part of town.[1]

SR 47 is not part of the National Highway System, a system of roadways important to the nation's economy, defense, and mobility.[2]


Major intersections[edit]

County Location mi[1] km Destinations Notes
Taliaferro Crawfordville 0.0 0.0 US 278 / SR 12 (Broad Street) Western terminus
Sharon 5.7 9.2 SR 269 south (Barnett Road SE) – Barnett Northern terminus of SR 269
Wilkes Little River 12.3 19.8 Unnamed bridge Crossing over the Little River
SR 44 Spur west (Harris Road) Eastern terminus of SR 44 Spur
Washington 18.6 29.9
US 78 Bus. / SR 10 Bus. (West Robert Toombs Avenue)
Western end of US 78 Business/SR 10 Business concurrency
19.0 30.6 SR 17 Bus. north (Poplar Drive) Western end of SR 17 Business concurrency
20.2 32.5
US 78 Bus. west / SR 10 Bus. west / SR 17 Bus. west (East Robert Toombs Avenue)
US 78 / SR 10 / SR 17 (Thomson Road) / US 378 east (Lincolnton Road) – Lexington, Elberton, Thomson
Eastern terminus of US 78 Business/SR 10 Business/SR 17 Business; eastern end of US 78 Business/SR 10 Business/SR 17 Business concurrency; western terminus of US 378; western end of US 378 concurrency
20.4 32.8 SR 47 Conn. south (Thomson Road) Northern terminus of SR 47 Connector
Lincoln Lincolnton 36.1 58.1 US 378 east (Washington Street) / SR 43 north (Elm Avenue/Washington Street) Eastern end of US 378 concurrency; western end of SR 43 concurrency
36.3 58.4 SR 43 south (May Avenue) – Thomson Eastern end of SR 43 concurrency
New Hope 42.4 68.2 SR 220
Lake Strom Thurmond 46.7 75.2 Price–Legg Bridge over Lake Strom Thurmond, marking the Lincoln–Columbia county line
Columbia Pollards Corner 54.3 87.4 SR 150 west (Cobbham Road) – Thomson Western end of SR 150 concurrency
54.3 87.4 US 221 north / SR 150 east (Clarks Hill Road) / SR 104 east (Washington Road) Eastern end of SR 150 concurrency; western end of US 221 concurrency; western terminus of SR 104
61.3 98.7 SR 232 east (Columbia Road) – Martinez Western terminus of SR 232
63.8 102.7 I‑20 (Carl Sanders Highway) – Atlanta, Augusta I-20, exit 183
64.9 104.4 SR 223 (Wrightsboro Road) – Thomson, Grovetown
Harlem 69.6 112.0 US 78 / US 278 / SR 10 (Milledgeville Road)
No major junctions
Jefferson Wrens 84.9 136.6 US 1 / SR 4 (North Main Street) / US 221 south Eastern terminus; eastern end of US 221 concurrency
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

Bannered route[edit]

State Route 47 Connector
Location: Southeast of Washington
Length: 0.1 mi[3] (0.2 km)

State Route 47 Connector (SR 47 Connector) is a 0.1-mile-long (0.16 km) connector route located completely within the central part of Wilkes County in the east-central part of the U.S. state of Georgia. Its entire length is just southeast of Washington. It is known as Thomson Road for its entire length.

It begins at an intersection with US 78/SR 10/SR 17 (Thomson Road), where the roadway continues as Denard Road. The highway travels to the northeast to meet its northern terminus, an intersection with US 378/SR 47 (Lincolnton Road).[3]

SR 47 Connector is not part of the National Highway System, a system of roadways important to the nation's economy, defense, and mobility.[2]

The entire route is in Wilkes County.

Location mi[1] km Destinations Notes
0.0 0.0 US 78 / SR 10 / SR 17 (Thomson Road) Southern terminus; roadway continues as Denard Road.
0.1 0.16 US 378 / SR 47 (Lincolnton Road) Northern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d Google (August 8, 2013). "Route of SR 47" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved August 8, 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "National Highway System: Georgia" (PDF). United States Department of Transportation. October 1, 2012. Retrieved August 8, 2013. 
  3. ^ a b Google (August 8, 2013). "Route of SR 47 Connector" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved August 8, 2013. 

External links[edit]

Route map: Bing / Google